K počátkům kutnohorské ražby tolarů Maxmiliána II. v roce 1573 / Notes to the beginning of the thaler production under Maximilian II in Kuttenberg in 1573
|Citace||ŠIMEK, Eduard. K počátkům kutnohorské ražby tolarů Maxmiliána II. v roce 1573 / Notes to the beginning of the thaler production under Maximilian II in Kuttenberg in 1573. Numismatické listy. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2018, 73(3-4), 174-179. ISSN 0029-6074. Dostupné také z: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicke-publikace/nl/73-3-4/k-pocatkum-kutnohorske-razby-tolaru-maxmiliana-ii-v-roce-1573-notes-to-the-beginning-of-the-thaler-production-under-maximilian-ii-in-kuttenberg-in-1573|
The year 1573 undoubtedly represents one of the most important milestones in the Bohemian monetary history before the Thirty Years War. After many comments of various specialists and the ordinary public on the monetary code issued by Ferdinand I in 1561 (thalers of 28.93 g with quality of 895/1000 were replaced by 60-kreuzers of 24.62 g with quality of 931/1000), production of thalers and other denominations of the previous Bohemian monetary system (1547) was restored. Renewed production of the thalers and their fractions is documented by the Kuttenberg coin registers summarized in fourteen weekly reports between May and August 1573. At that time, 49,582 thalers, 7,480 half thalers and 4,369 quarter thalers were struck in the mint. Some 1,520 kg of minting metal (silver with admixture) were used. High priority production of the highest silver denominations was characteristic for the period when the 60-kreuzers were replaced by the newly re-introduced thalers.